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The Organic and the Inner World





ISBN 9781855756519
Published December 31, 2009 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

This book considers the place for analytic thinking in the world of psychiatry with its emphasis on an organic approach to major psychiatric disorders. It is the result of a conference that was held at the Institute of Psychoanalysis entitled 'The Organic and the Inner World'.

Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Mind and matter: a psychoanalytic perspective -- Discussion of Ronald Britton’s chapter on mind and matter -- Mechanisms of change in mentalization-based treatment of borderline personality disorder -- Discussion of “Mechanisms of change in mentalization-based treatment of borderline personality disorder” by Peter Fonagy and Anthony Bateman -- Exploring the inner world in a patient suffering from manic-depression -- Response to the chapter by Trudie Rossouw on manic-depression -- Where is the unconscious in dementia? -- Discussion of Sandra Evans’ chapter: “Where is the unconscious in dementia?”

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